upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Maria Khristina Acosta

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2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

As a first-generation American, Maria Khristina understands what the loss of heritage feels like under the conformity to American culture. She will write a creative nonfiction zine that seeks to preserve her Filipino culture from the erasure caused by assimilation and white supremacy. The zine will include reflections on the loss of her Tita (Aunt) Lota and her recent family trip to the Philippines. Maria Khristina’s zine will be a cultural artifact that can be easily printed, distributed, and catalogued. She will also organize a release event that will showcase artists whose work deals with cultural preservation, loss, and healing.

 

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Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists living in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
03/306:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Special Screening of “And Still I Rise”

Join us at Community College of Philadelphia's Bonnell Auditorium for a screening of And Still I Rise, the first film to be made about literary and performing artist Dr. Maya Angelou. Stay after the film to be in conversation with Philadelphia artists Ursula Rucker, Andrea Walls, and moderator Pia Deas around the impact of Dr. Angelou’s life and what it means to create a spiritual and moral grounding that honors the blending of artist-activist roles. 

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04/137:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grant Information Session in Doylestown

Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join Tatiana Bacchus (ACG '14, '09) and Leeway staff members as they share best practices on how to prepare your application for the 2017 grants.

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